Manse Medical offer both attended Level-1 Sleep Studies and Level-2 Home Sleep Testing.
Attended Level-1 Sleep Studies
An attended Level-1 Sleep Study is the most comprehensive test for your patient with a suspected sleep disorder. Your patient will stay overnight in a sleep centre or hospital where trained Sleep Technologists will record and analyse many physiological parameters of their sleep.
Level-1 Sleep Studies eliminate the chance of misdiagnosing a sleep disorder or having a “failed” test.
To allow the Sleep Physician to assess every physiological aspect of sleep, our Level-1 Sleep Studies monitor:
EEG (central, occipital, frontal)
Respiratory effort (thoracic and abdominal
Nasal airflow (cannula and thermocouple)
Attended Sleep Studies also allow therapy implementation under the guidance of trained staff. This is the gold standard practice for patients requiring CPAP therapy, staying overnight for a CPAP Titration Sleep Study, where throughout the night the Sleep Technologist determines the exact level of CPAP that is required specific to your patient’s disorder.
Other advantages include digital video recording for assistance in positional disorders, parasomnias and leg movement disorder detection.
Level-2 Home Sleep Tests
There are many different “levels” of Home Sleep Tests available these days. The most common, typically performed by pharmacies, is a Level-3 study which has limited channels for recording EEG, focusing mainly on breathing and oxygen levels. Level-4 studies typically only record breathing and oxygen saturation. These limited channel Home Sleep Tests tend to dramatically under-diagnose certain sleep disorders and have a relatively high failure rate.
Manse Medical only offer the highest level of Home Sleep Testing (Level-2), measuring EEG, EOG, EMG, leg movements, effort of breathing, nasal airflow, snoring, ECG and oxygen saturation.
However, the Home Sleep Test is not for everyone. If you suspect your patient has moderate-to-severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), then a Home Sleep test may be appropriate for confirming this diagnosis.
Click here for more information on assessing your patient’s predicated severity of OSA
If the severity of OSA is predicted to be lower than this, or if you are investigating another sleep disorder or if your patient has a complex medical history, then a Home Sleep Test is often not appropriate and an attended Level -1 Sleep Study should be recommended.
See below for information on the Patient Pathway for OSA